Warren City Schools accepts referrals, screens and identifies, or screens and reassesses students who perform or show potential for performing at high levels of accomplishment in the areas of superior cognitive ability, specific academic ability, creative thinking ability, and/or visual and/or performing arts. The district follows policy and procedures established in Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-15.


  WCS Identification and Service of Gifted (843.3 KiB, 202 hits)

  Gifted Referral Form (22.1 KiB, 969 hits)


  • Gifted Website
    • The state of Ohio defines a gifted student as one who “performs or shows potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment.
  • Parent Fact Sheet
  • The Young Gifted Child
    • Publication developed by a committee of experts from the fields of gifted education and early childhood education; describes characteristics and behaviors of gifted children as well as provides guidance to parents on talent development


  • OAGC (Ohio Association for Gifted Children)
    • OAGC advances understanding of the needs of the gifted, promotes establishment of programs and services for gifted students, and encourages the exchange of information on the national, state and local level. OAGC is an affiliate organization of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).
  • NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children)
    • “Supporting the Needs of High-Potential Learners”
      NAGC staff and leaders support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups.
  • CEC-TAG (Council for Exceptional Children – The Association for the Gifted)
    • The primary purpose of this organization shall be to promote the welfare and education of children and youth with gifts, talents, and/or high potential. 


(Subject Area, Whole Grade, Early Graduation)

In accordance with the belief that all children are entitled to an education commensurate with their particular needs, students who can exceed the grade-level indicators and benchmarks set forth in the standards must be afforded the opportunity and be encouraged to do so.



(Kindergarten & Gr. 1)

A unique type of whole-grade acceleration is early entrance to school. For academically talented young children, early entrance to school may be an option.

District contact information:

Regina Teutsch
Phone: 330-841-2321 ext. 7129